Sixth review of Casino underway – public submissions invited

Friday, 11 August 2017

The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquour Regulation (VCGLR) has commenced the sixth review of the casino operator and licence and is now seeking public submissions to consider as part of this review.

Any member of the public or organisation can make a submission. Note that submissions can draw attention to specific aspects of the casino or can recommend to the regulator matters or aspects of the casino and its operations that should be considered in the review. This would include, for example, matters that pertain to Crown's delivery of responsible gambling or aspects of the Casino's operations that bear on harm minimisation.

Under the Casino Control Act 1991, the VCGLR is required to undertake a review of the casino operator and licence every five years.

The review will examine whether the casino operator, Crown Melbourne Ltd, is:

  • a suitable person to continue to hold the licence
  • complying with the Casino Control Act 1991, the Casino (Management Agreement) Act 1993, the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 and the regulations made under those Acts
  • complying with the transaction documents or other agreements between Crown Melbourne Ltd and the State that impose obligations on Crown Melbourne Ltd in relation to gaming, and
  • it is in the public interest, having regard to the creation and maintenance of public confidence and trust in the credibility, integrity and stability of casino operations, for Crown Melbourne Ltd's casino licence to continue.

Submissions will be considered as part of the review and the VCGLR is currently inviting interested people and organisations to make a written submission addressing the terms of reference. All submissions, except in limited circumstances, will be published on the VCGLR's website.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 21 September 2017.

The VCGLR will complete the review and report its findings to the Minister for Gambling and Liquor Regulation by 30 June 2018.

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